Tyres Available in Australia

Has anyone bought 15" tyres for their syncro lately?

I need something around 205-215/70-75 in 15".
Must be an off road tyre but not as off road as "BFG All Terains".

There doesn't seem to be much around in that size any more.:(

If not, I think I'll go for the BFGs again.

Phill

Has anyone got a spare 15" steel merc rim et25 offset the are willing to sell.
Cheers
Paul
Phill,
 
Someone (bricklayer on a previous job) recently (a few months back) told me they got Maxxis off-road tyres in 215 x 75 x15 size for an older model Toyota Hilux. That was from Bob Jane Tyres I believe.
 
But I prefer the BFG's. I think they are a bit pricey at the moment though.
 
Cheers,
 
Scott
 
----- Original Message -----
From: hdvwoc
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 1:20 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Tyres Available in Australia

 

Has anyone bought 15" tyres for their syncro lately?

I need something around 205-215/70-75 in 15".
Must be an off road tyre but not as off road as "BFG All Terains".

There doesn't seem to be much around in that size any more.:(

If not, I think I'll go for the BFGs again.

Phill

Hi Phill
 
I have been using Kumho KL78 Road Venturers for the last 15 yrs on my Synchro.
Just put a new set of  215/75/15  on from KMart Tyres being the cheapest around for $720 for the 4,up to $220 each in other places.
Quiet,excellent grip both on and of road,one bad cut meant I had to buy 4xnew but they were 7 years old and getting hard but with still 50% tread
 
Good luck
Graham Adams
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: hdvwoc
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 1:20 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Tyres Available in Australia

 

Has anyone bought 15" tyres for their syncro lately?

I need something around 205-215/70-75 in 15".
Must be an off road tyre but not as off road as "BFG All Terains".

There doesn't seem to be much around in that size any more.:(

If not, I think I'll go for the BFGs again.

Phill

G'day Phill
                   I've just gone thru the exercise of choosing tyres because my 14" BFG's are nearly worn out. I wanted a more civilised tyre than the BFG without sacrificing too much off-road traction.

  There are plenty of choices in 215 section tyres, but I wanted a 205/70 or 205/75 15 to keep the gearing within reasonable limits and reduce strain on the brakes and transmission.

  After weeks of research I presented a short list to Dave at the local tyre shop, only to find out that the size is virtually extinct in off-road patterns. Most brands don't carry it any more [even though it is listed on some websites]. According to him, Maxxis or Kumhos are no longer available in that size.

  The few brands that were available were not up to the minimum load capacity [97].

  Luckily, he managed to track down the tyre that was on top of my list - Firestone Destination 205/75R15. It exceeds the load capacity [100S] and is the most raved about AT tyre on most US tyre feedback websites. Google it and see.

  Apparently they were fitted to the off-road Ford Falcon utes with locking rear diffs - remember them?

  I bought five, but I won't be bolting them on until the weekend. I'll let you know what I think of them then. I'll try them out on the local hillclimb [and if the weather doesn't improve in Goulburn, in ice and maybe snow].

  Dave reckons there's only about a hundred left in Australia so you better be quick.

  At $198 each the price is fairly reasonable.

   Firestone are sold thru Bridgestone outlets, but Dave is an independent.

  Cheers, Roger [Beetle] Bayley.
Thanks Roger,

Are the tyres Firestone Destination A/T or H/T?

Let me know as soon as you drive on them compared to the BFGs. I am not worried about cost, just want the best.

I was going to get Yokohamas, but they don't make anything suitable now.

Phill




> Gullyraker@aol.com wrote:
>
> G'day Phill
> I've just gone thru the exercise of choosing tyres
> because my 14" BFG's are nearly worn out. I wanted a more civilised tyre
> than the
> BFG without sacrificing too much off-road traction.
>
> There are plenty of choices in 215 section tyres, but I wanted a
> 205/70
> or 205/75 15 to keep the gearing within reasonable limits and reduce
> strain
> on the brakes and transmission.
>
> After weeks of research I presented a short list to Dave at the local
> tyre shop, only to find out that the size is virtually extinct in
> off-road
> patterns. Most brands don't carry it any more [even though it is listed
> on some
> websites]. According to him, Maxxis or Kumhos are no longer available in
>
> that size.
>
> The few brands that were available were not up to the minimum load
> capacity [97].
>
> Luckily, he managed to track down the tyre that was on top of my list
> -
> Firestone Destination 205/75R15. It exceeds the load capacity [100S] and
> is
> the most raved about AT tyre on most US tyre feedback websites. Google
> it and
> see.
>
> Apparently they were fitted to the off-road Ford Falcon utes with
> locking
> rear diffs - remember them?
>
> I bought five, but I won't be bolting them on until the weekend. I'll
> let
> you know what I think of them then. I'll try them out on the local
> hillclimb [and if the weather doesn't improve in Goulburn, in ice and
> maybe snow].
>
> Dave reckons there's only about a hundred left in Australia so you
> better
> be quick.
>
> At $198 each the price is fairly reasonable.
>
> Firestone are sold thru Bridgestone outlets, but Dave is an
> independent.
>
> Cheers, Roger [Beetle] Bayley.
Hi Phill
  The Firestone Destinations are AT and look like they might be a good on road/off road compromise, a little bit less aggressive than BFG AT. This should make them better in sand. They are sold through Jax Quickfit. Check them out on http://www.bridgestone.com.au/tyres/treads/destination-at.aspx

In that size they don't have raised white lettering, which suits me fine. Unfortunately, they don't have the rim protector like the BFG.

Have a look at http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults and go to "On-Off road all-terrain" to see customer feedback.

  The other 205/75R15 tyres with a load rating of 97 or better on my short list were Maxxis [nla], General Grabber AT2 [hard to get], Goodyear Wrangler ATR, Kumho KL78 AT [nla] and Pirelli Scorpion. They all have an O.D. of 680 to 688 mm.

Another oddball size worth considering is 195R15C or LT which has a 100% aspect ratio [around 694mm] and stiff heavy duty sidewalls for commercial vehicles. The reduced rolling resistance should improve high-speed performance and fuel economy, at the expense of flotation in soft sand. I love narrow tyres in mud, snow and rocks. Check out Falken LA AT and Maxxis in this size.

That should be enough to keep you busy this weekend!

Cheers, Roger.



Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell you what they have in stock.You would also be surprised of how prices will differ shop to shop.Yoki Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s though.Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.The people I have talked to about them,rave on about them.Also I know a bloke with Mickey Thompson tyres on his LandRover.He loves them.They look great.Food for thought.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
>
> Thanks Roger,
>
> Are the tyres Firestone Destination A/T or H/T?
>
> Let me know as soon as you drive on them compared to the BFGs. I am not worried about cost, just want the best.
>
> I was going to get Yokohamas, but they don't make anything suitable now.
>
> Phill
>
>
>
>
> > Gullyraker@... wrote:
> >
> > G'day Phill
> > I've just gone thru the exercise of choosing tyres
> > because my 14" BFG's are nearly worn out. I wanted a more civilised tyre
> > than the
> > BFG without sacrificing too much off-road traction.
> >
> > There are plenty of choices in 215 section tyres, but I wanted a
> > 205/70
> > or 205/75 15 to keep the gearing within reasonable limits and reduce
> > strain
> > on the brakes and transmission.
> >
> > After weeks of research I presented a short list to Dave at the local
> > tyre shop, only to find out that the size is virtually extinct in
> > off-road
> > patterns. Most brands don't carry it any more [even though it is listed
> > on some
> > websites]. According to him, Maxxis or Kumhos are no longer available in
> >
> > that size.
> >
> > The few brands that were available were not up to the minimum load
> > capacity [97].
> >
> > Luckily, he managed to track down the tyre that was on top of my list
> > -
> > Firestone Destination 205/75R15. It exceeds the load capacity [100S] and
> > is
> > the most raved about AT tyre on most US tyre feedback websites. Google
> > it and
> > see.
> >
> > Apparently they were fitted to the off-road Ford Falcon utes with
> > locking
> > rear diffs - remember them?
> >
> > I bought five, but I won't be bolting them on until the weekend. I'll
> > let
> > you know what I think of them then. I'll try them out on the local
> > hillclimb [and if the weather doesn't improve in Goulburn, in ice and
> > maybe snow].
> >
> > Dave reckons there's only about a hundred left in Australia so you
> > better
> > be quick.
> >
> > At $198 each the price is fairly reasonable.
> >
> > Firestone are sold thru Bridgestone outlets, but Dave is an
> > independent.
> >
> > Cheers, Roger [Beetle] Bayley.
>
Phill
      I Coopers in the ATR 215/75R15's are only a passenger construction not LT. I have a set of 235/75R15's and they are nice and quite which is good, They seem to be OK but haven't done any real off-roading with them.

Bruce



On 03/07/2010, at 9:27 AM, bencroft96 wrote:

 

Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell you what they have in stock.You would also be surprised of how prices will differ shop to shop.Yoki Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s though.Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.The people I have talked to about them,rave on about them.Also I know a bloke with Mickey Thompson tyres on his LandRover.He loves them.They look great.Food for thought.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
>
> Thanks Roger,
>
> Are the tyres Firestone Destination A/T or H/T?
>
> Let me know as soon as you drive on them compared to the BFGs. I am not worried about cost, just want the best.
>
> I was going to get Yokohamas, but they don't make anything suitable now.
>
> Phill
>
>
>
>

Passenger handle and ride much better.

I spoke with a guy at the caravan show from Coopers, and they have discontinued the A/Ts in 15s.



> Alison & Bruce Black <royalb@aapt.net.au> wrote:
>
> Phill
> I Coopers in the ATR 215/75R15's are only a passenger
> construction not LT. I have a set of 235/75R15's and they are nice
> and quite which is good, They seem to be OK but haven't done any real
> off-roading with them.
>
> Bruce
>
>
>
> On 03/07/2010, at 9:27 AM, bencroft96 wrote:
>
> > Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell
> > you what they have in stock.You would also be surprised of how
> > prices will differ shop to shop.Yoki Geolander are a great tyre,I
> > dont think they make them in 15s though.Maybe try some research on
> > a Coopers A/T.The people I have talked to about them,rave on about
> > them.Also I know a bloke with Mickey Thompson tyres on his
> > LandRover.He loves them.They look great.Food for thought.
> >
> > --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks Roger,
> > >
> > > Are the tyres Firestone Destination A/T or H/T?
> > >
> > > Let me know as soon as you drive on them compared to the BFGs. I
> > am not worried about cost, just want the best.
> > >
> > > I was going to get Yokohamas, but they don't make anything
> > suitable now.
> > >
> > > Phill
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell you
> what they have in stock

Yes, I worked in a tyre place many years ago.

>Yoko Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s though.

They were my first choice, but now NLA

>Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.

NLA

I'm starting to turn back to the BFGs (or maybe Firestones)

BFGs = +Strong and reliable and always available. Better for off road. Wear very well. (70k+)
BFGs = -Noisy and not as good on road.

The ultimate size would be 205/75x15 100S
Phill
What about BFG Long Trail instead of the AT's if you want
something a bit less aggressive. Haven't a clue what they are like.

Will be good to catch up with everyone at Valla.

Bruce


On 03/07/2010, at 12:04 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:

> Passenger handle and ride much better.
>
> I spoke with a guy at the caravan show from Coopers, and they have
> discontinued the A/Ts in 15s.
>
Phill,there is still Geolanders in 215/70/15,going of the Yokahama tyre size chart.Are you specificly after 75 series?

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
>
> > Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell you
> > what they have in stock
>
> Yes, I worked in a tyre place many years ago.
>
> >Yoko Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s though.
>
> They were my first choice, but now NLA
>
> >Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.
>
> NLA
>
> I'm starting to turn back to the BFGs (or maybe Firestones)
>
> BFGs = +Strong and reliable and always available. Better for off road. Wear very well. (70k+)
> BFGs = -Noisy and not as good on road.
>
> The ultimate size would be 205/75x15 100S
>
NLA in Australia.



> bencroft96 <bencroft96@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Phill,there is still Geolanders in 215/70/15,going of the Yokahama tyre
> size chart.Are you specificly after 75 series?
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
> >
> > > Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell
> you
> > > what they have in stock
> >
> > Yes, I worked in a tyre place many years ago.
> >
> > >Yoko Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s
> though.
> >
> > They were my first choice, but now NLA
> >
> > >Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.
> >
> > NLA
> >
> > I'm starting to turn back to the BFGs (or maybe Firestones)
> >
> > BFGs = +Strong and reliable and always available. Better for off road.
> Wear very well. (70k+)
> > BFGs = -Noisy and not as good on road.
> >
> > The ultimate size would be 205/75x15 100S
> >
Surely you could get them if you want them.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
>
> NLA in Australia.
>
>
>
> > bencroft96 <bencroft96@...> wrote:
> >
> > Phill,there is still Geolanders in 215/70/15,going of the Yokahama tyre
> > size chart.Are you specificly after 75 series?
> >
> > --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@ wrote:
> > >
> > > > Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell
> > you
> > > > what they have in stock
> > >
> > > Yes, I worked in a tyre place many years ago.
> > >
> > > >Yoko Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s
> > though.
> > >
> > > They were my first choice, but now NLA
> > >
> > > >Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.
> > >
> > > NLA
> > >
> > > I'm starting to turn back to the BFGs (or maybe Firestones)
> > >
> > > BFGs = +Strong and reliable and always available. Better for off road.
> > Wear very well. (70k+)
> > > BFGs = -Noisy and not as good on road.
> > >
> > > The ultimate size would be 205/75x15 100S
> > >
>
> Surely you could get them if you want them.
>

????????
Phill, you have probably already seen this but check out the maxxis site. The ht 750 might be worth a look or the ma 751 (I have these in 14"). Lots of size choice in 15s. They don't seem to have an Aus site so not sure about avail. Greg.E
http://www.maxxis.com/AutomobileLight-Truck/Light-Truck-SUV.aspx

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "bencroft96" <bencroft96@...> wrote:
>
> Surely you could get them if you want them.
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@ wrote:
> >
> > NLA in Australia.
> >
> >
> >
> > > bencroft96 <bencroft96@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Phill,there is still Geolanders in 215/70/15,going of the Yokahama tyre
> > > size chart.Are you specificly after 75 series?
> > >
> > > --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@ wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Phill,be careful not to buy what the salesman offers.They will sell
> > > you
> > > > > what they have in stock
> > > >
> > > > Yes, I worked in a tyre place many years ago.
> > > >
> > > > >Yoko Geolander are a great tyre,I dont think they make them in 15s
> > > though.
> > > >
> > > > They were my first choice, but now NLA
> > > >
> > > > >Maybe try some research on a Coopers A/T.
> > > >
> > > > NLA
> > > >
> > > > I'm starting to turn back to the BFGs (or maybe Firestones)
> > > >
> > > > BFGs = +Strong and reliable and always available. Better for off road.
> > > Wear very well. (70k+)
> > > > BFGs = -Noisy and not as good on road.
> > > >
> > > > The ultimate size would be 205/75x15 100S
> > > >
> >
>